We are so glad
Surrounding yourself with supportive people is key in life. At MWWC, we have worked to build a team based on compassion and understanding. We want our consumers to feel comfortable in their time of need. We are passionate about helping others find their inner warrior.
Karen Warren, CPO US Navy (RET)
Our "Chief" Warrior, Karen, makes our tribe function!
Originally from New Jersey and New York state, she graduated with a degree in nursing from SUNY in 1976.
She spent 24 years serving our country in the U.S. Navy where she held various administrative position such as an Instructor, Officer in Charge of a Construction (Seabee) Detachment and Senior Battalion Medical Chief. She also earned the Seabee Combat Warfare designation and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom before retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 2007.
Following her military career, she continued her service to others in the civilian sector before retiring from nursing in 2017.
Not only is Karen passionate about her work and serving our clients, she is an avid gardener and plant enthusiast. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, camping and seeking thrift stores.
"Nina" Woods, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Christina “Nina" is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Educator in Infant Massage.
She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work, with a clinical concentration on individuals, families and groups, from University of New England. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Auburn University.
Nina has experience working with the Marine Corps, Army, and Navy, offering clinical intervention for service members and their families overseas and stateside. She also has experience in a variety of other settings and with a diverse client base, offering both brief and long-term interventions.
Her clinical specialties and experience are trauma-focused, with training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Crisis Intervention.
Nina provides therapy for children, adolescents, and adults in all phases of life. She has experience partnering with clients who experience: PTSD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders, family violence, ADHD, postpartum anxiety and depression, LGBTQ issues, and grief and loss.
Nina believes that the best clinical outcomes are rooted in the strength of the therapeutic relationship with the client, and therefore maintains a client centered approach to therapeutic alliance and healing.
"Nikki" Lilly, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Christina "Nikki" is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. She earned both her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and an Associate’s degree in Sociology from Troy University.
Nikki’s foundation in social work came from her experience in child welfare work where she spent 8 years working with children, families, and adults from all backgrounds.
Following her time in child welfare, she moved into the realm of substance abuse where she worked with the male population in an inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation setting providing individual and group therapy.
Nikki is a certified grief counselor and a trained pet bereavement counselor as she believes grief knows no boundaries between humans and animals.
Nikki loves to combine her passion for helping others with her passion for being dogs through the use of a therapy dog. Nikki believes dogs can help us overcome many obstacles with their loyalty, compassion, and non-judgmental existence. She also helps animal rescuers recognize and prevent burnout through her workshops.
Her specialties include anxiety, depression, and emotional disorders, and adult ADHD.
She tailors her sessions to meet the needs of her clients whether it’s cognitive behavioral therapy, talk therapy, art therapy, or even nature therapy. She is also trained in EMDR and utilizes this for PTSD, among other things.
As a military spouse, Nikki understands the struggles military families face with life transitions and the overall hectic military life. She is honored to help other military families navigate this special way of life.
In her downtime, Nikki enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs.
Emily Prichett, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Emily earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from Troy University.
She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, licensed by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners.
Emily’s experience in acute inpatient mental health introduced her to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, depression and anxiety, and compulsive disorders.
She has extensive training on suicidality and suicide prevention. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
She also has experience with hospice and the geriatric community and is well accustomed with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, death, grief, and the effects of caregiving on families.
She’s currently working on certifications for trauma and anxiety and has in interest in art therapy, aromatherapy, and nutrition.
Emily’s passion for helping others through therapy and counseling is what fueled her to get into social work. She is excited and honored to be able to share in each client’s journey to overall wellness!
Jessica Hawken, M.Ed, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Jessica earned a Master's Degree in Education and Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College in 2013 and a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Capella University in 2011.
She is currently finishing a second Master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education at the University of West Florida.
Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiner’s in Counseling. She is also a Registered Behavior Therapist, licensed with the Behavior Analyst Certified Board.
She has 10 years of experience counseling in military health facilities, community and inpatient mental health, substance abuse clinics, private practice, and public-school systems.
Jessica uses a vast array of interventions, specializes in working with adults and children to manage emotional issues, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, grief and trauma.
She also has specialized training in working with autism and developmental disabilities.
.Jessica includes a holistic, mindfulness, and if requested, faith based approach to counseling that can be included in treatment.
Some of her techniques include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Strength Based, Person Centered, Trauma and Family therapy.
Her other specialties include anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, grief and trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. She is passionate about helping others.
Jessica’s counseling philosophy is, “Therapy is not one size fits all. Meet people where they are and help them to learn how to live their best life possible” Treatment Approach.
Types of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Family / Marital
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Ashley Brasington, LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ashley is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual counseling.
She has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Troy University. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Florida in Sociology with a concentration in Gerontology.
Ashley provides therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience with patients experiencing anxiety, depression, personality disorders, LGBTQ issues, grief, and women’s issues.
Ashley also works in palliative and hospice care. She has additional experience in longterm care, home-based care, and values relationships with her patients and their supporting networks in order to provide the best care possible.
She supports a holistic approach to care and provides support for patients with dignity, compassion, and respect.
When Ashley is not working alongside her patients to improve their quality of life, she spends time with her family and enjoys being outdoors.
Usui Holy Fire III Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher
RKMRI™ Medical Reiki Master
Ordained ULC Minister
Christie is a proud mother of 2 amazing boys, wife, and avid horsewoman, from an early age, she had a natural affinity for animals and humans in need. Christie’s early twenties were spent studying behavior modifications, working and caring for people with special needs. She also spent many hours with dogs and horses, which continued this in her adult life. Christie is a certified and insured Usui Holy Fire III Ryoho Reiki Master/Teacher and a Medical Reiki Master. She is a proud member of the International Center for Reiki Training and Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International ™
Reiki is a complementary health approach that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. Christie is able to use her hands to deliver energy to your body, while improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing along with the combination of aromatherapy and the powerful energy of Reiki. This is all done in an environment conducive to natural healing and relaxation. Christie is grateful to be able to offer individual healing sessions at Mind Warrior Wellness Center and at various other venues, such as Hospitals and Doctors offices for people. She also provides Reiki for children, elderly and pets. Christie is dedicated to working with a team of professionals to provide a safe place, peace, healing and over all wellness for clients.